Tagged: Russia sanctions

Episode 57 — A Review of the Russia Sanctions and Recent Changes

Since 2014, the United States has put into place a comprehensive set of sanctions against Russia.  In response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its hostile activities in the Ukraine, President Obama put in place a set of sanctions focused against various sectors of the Russian economy.  Since the Trump Administration came to power, Congress enacted additional sanctions, and the Department of Treasury adopted targeted...

OFAC Hits Russia with New Sanctions

On April 6, 2018, OFAC announced a new round of sanctions against Russian individuals and companies.  (For Press Release Here; new FAQs Here; and new General Licenses 12 Here and 13 Here).  Relying on its authority under existing executive orders, OFAC designated seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials and a state-owned weapons trading company, and its...

Sanctions Updates: Cuba, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Venezuela

Sanctions compliance is challenging because of the changing nature of sanctions regulations and individuals identified as Specially Designated Nationals. With each new administration, foreign policy priorities are usually played out in a variety of sanctions regimes and policies. This year, however, saw Congress enter the regulatory fray, when it imposed detailed regulatory requirements and procedures designed to constrain the current administration from making major changes...

Webinar: How to Implement An Effective Sanctions Compliance Program

How to Implement an Effective Sanctions Compliance Program Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Sign Up Here The Department of Justice and the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) have aggressively enforced comprehensive and complex sanctions statutes and regulations. Global companies have to design and implement an effective sanctions compliance program in order to avoid sanctions enforcement risks. Join Michael Volkov, CEO of The...

New Sanctions Law Complicates Trade Compliance

Politics and sanctions law go hand-in-hand. In a rare instance of bi-partisanship, Congress united to constrain the administration’s ability to modify the existing sanctions program against Russia. At the same time, Congress expanded the sanctions regime for Russia, Iran and North Korea. The administration was forced to sign the bill given the overwhelming vote in favor of the measure. As a result, compliance practitioners have...